One of the greatest visionaries of our time, Jacque Fresco, has envisioned our future to be a sustainable resource based economy. Everyone keeps saying the old paradigm is coming to an end. Jacques Fresco is one the people who actually has solutions to the current problems in our world. He is an American self-taught structural designer, architectural designer, concept artist, educator and futurist. Jacques and his associate Roxanne Meadows have created the Venus Project.
The Venus Project
It calls for a straightforward redesign of our culture in which the age-old inadequacies of war, poverty, hunger, debt and unnecessary human suffering are viewed not only as avoidable, but as totally unacceptable. Anything less will result in a continuation in of the same catalogue of problems inherent in today’s world.
Jacque says, that the main concern of the Venus Project is to elevate all human beings to their intellectual and physical potential. He believes that with this new way of life, we can wipe out all the slums of the world. There would be no more poverty. Even the richest people in the world would have a better standard of living.
Jacque’s plan is to create a system in which automation and technology would be integrated with a purpose to maximize the quality of life, for every single human being. The current situation is to maximize profits by any means necessary. Currently people are living unfulfilled lives to just make a living. This is not the purpose of life. The future does not have to be this way.If the current trend continues, majority of people will not have the purchasing power to buy products that technological automation are turning out. This is because automation is replacing human labor very quickly.
“If we really wish to put an end to our ongoing international and social problems we must eventually declare Earth and all of its resources as the common heritage of all the world’s people.”
The difference between Jacque’s plan apposed to other optimists, is that he has a strategy to execute. There are three very specific phases that will be implemented. The first phase is already underway. Jacque has created a 25 acre research center where he presents his proposals. Phase two, includes the production of a full-length film. Phase three is to test its design and proposals. You may not agree with his ideas, but he is one of the few people who are presenting solutions to our current problems. He has dedicated his life to the improvement of society. He is definitely one of the Golden Third!
“Would you want to live in a city where the main aim of daily life is to improve personal knowledge, enjoy hobbies, or solve problems that could be common to all people in order to improve the standard of living for everyone?”
This is the official trailer for the Venus Project. Go to the Motivational Videos page for the full movie.
Paradise or Oblivion
Jacque Fresco’s Book